Activity 2: Real World Problem Solving
 

"Textbook" Problem  "Textbook" Problem Unique and Compelling Problem  Unique and Compelling Problem

Current position: 38o N Latitude 69o W Longitude

Previous position: 35o N Latitude 63o W Longitude

Time between positions: 24 hours

Based on this data, answer these questions:

  1. What port is the ship headed to and when will it arrive?
  2. How might the weather affect the ship's arrival time?

When you are done, scroll down to check your answers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ship ID code: Instructor will provide.

Current and previous position and travel time: Use this Atlantic Ship Map to identify the approximate location of the real ship you are tracking.  Then search this Offshore Observation Database using Ship ID Code (enter in all capital letters) to get the ship's current and past latitude and longitude coordinates as well as travel time.

Based on this data, answer these questions:

  1. What port is the ship headed to and when will it arrive?
  2. How might the weather affect the ship's arrival time?

When you are done, scroll down to check your answers.